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Living Kidneys 3D Printed in China

September 9, 2013 9:39 am | by China View Videos Comments

Researchers at a university in eastern Zhejiang Province have used a 3D printer to create living kidneys, which is expected to be used for transplants in the future.              

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Semi-Automatic Catheter Insertion Gun Seeks to Reduce Pain in Hospitalized Children

September 3, 2013 11:59 am | by Biodesign Israel Videos Comments

Students at the Hebrew University Biodesign program develop a handheld device for rapid and safe IV insertion. Biodesign is a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach to medical innovation, created by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Medical Center in partnership with Stanford University.

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Identifying the Better Blood Glucose Monitor for Burn Care

August 29, 2013 3:53 pm | by UC Davis Videos Comments

Burn patients are at risk for high blood glucose levels, or hyperglycemia, due to the body's stress response. Intensive insulin therapy, which is commonly used to keep glucose under tight control, significantly reduces mortality and morbidity. But not all glucose monitoring systems are created equal.

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Google Glass Used to Broadcast Surgical Procedure

August 28, 2013 2:03 pm | by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Videos Comments

During this procedure at the medical center’s University East facility, Dr. Christopher Kaeding wore the device as he performed ACL surgery on Paula Kobalka, 47, from Westerville, Ohio, who hurt her knee playing softball. As he performed her operation at a facility on the east side of Columbus, Google Glass showed his vantage point via the internet to audiences miles away.

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Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans: A Pilot Study

August 28, 2013 10:23 am | by University of Washington Videos Comments

A video of example trials from a pilot study of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans conducted by Rajesh Rao, Andrea Stocco, and colleagues at the U of Washington, Seattle. Using electrical brain recordings and a form of magnetic stimulation, Rajesh Rao sent a brain signal to Andrea Stocco on the other side of the UW campus, causing Stocco’s finger to move on a keyboard.

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Mind-Reading Headset Monitors Brainwaves

August 27, 2013 11:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on Kickstarter, we are monitoring our brainwaves and moving objects with just our thoughts with the Emotiv Insight, a 5-channel, wireless headset from Tan Le, founder and CEO.             

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Helping the Body Regrow Nerves

August 22, 2013 12:45 pm | by NSF Videos Comments

Combat, cancer and accidents can all cause devastating nerve injuries. Now, with help from the National Science Foundation, researchers at the University of Florida are working to use the latest technology to help the body regrow nerves.

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The Pulse: Growing Human Body Parts

August 22, 2013 10:36 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

On this episode of The Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV, we are regenerating limbs, building better brain implants, engineering 3D tissue, and measuring consciousness.               

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Concept Animation of Nanorobotic Atherosclerosis Plaque Removal

August 15, 2013 9:47 am | by Nanobotmodels Videos Comments

Atherosclerosis is a major cardiovascular disease involving accumulations of lipids, white blood cells, and other materials on the inside of artery walls. Since the calcification found in the advanced stage of atherosclerosis dramatically enhances the mechanical properties of the plaque, restoring the original lumen of the artery remains a challenge.

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Ambient Backscatter Eliminates Power Needs for Wireless Device Communication

August 13, 2013 5:18 pm | by University of Washington Videos Comments

University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power. The new communication technique, which the researchers call “ambient backscatter,” takes advantage of the TV and cellular transmissions that already surround us around the clock.

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The Future of Intubation

August 9, 2013 12:01 pm | by Hebrew University of Jerusalem Videos Comments

Graduates of the Hebrew University’s Biodesign program revealed a robotic intubation device that automatically identifies the lungs using an infrared source and navigates toward it. The device was successfully tested on cadavers at Hadassah Medical Center, and clinical trials will begin as soon as next year.

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Missouri Woman Builds Lego Leg to Inspire Others

August 9, 2013 11:58 am | by The Associated Press Videos Comments

As a child, Christina Stephens filled her parents' home with castles and pirate ships made of Legos. When she put her Lego-building skills to work to make a prosthetic leg out of the children's toy, she became an Internet sensation.     

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LabVIEW Helps Revolutionize Cancer Treatments

August 8, 2013 2:08 pm Videos Comments

About 90% of successful cancer treatment is done through damaging, invasive procedures. The Italian Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica (CNAO) is changing this. This video explains how hadron therapy allows, in many cases, the treatment of tumors that otherwise could not be treated.

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How Can Formula 1 Racing Help ... Babies?

August 8, 2013 10:39 am | by TED Videos Comments

During a Formula 1 race, a car sends hundreds of millions of data points to its garage for real-time analysis and feedback. So why not use this detailed and rigorous data system elsewhere, like ... at children’s hospitals?     

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The Pulse: MRI-Safe Stimulator Implanted

August 8, 2013 10:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Welcome to the Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV. Today, we're implanting an MRI-safe spinal cord stimulator, sorting blood with a microchip, building robots out of biocompatible hydrogel, and making hydrogel move with light.           

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